The Cochecho Readers' Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of Dover, New Hampshire. The award is named after the Cochecho River which runs through the heart of Dover. This award will be given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from third and fourth graders in Dover. We have chosen titles published within the last three years. The criteria for selection are quality of writing and child appeal. Children are required to read or listen to at least three of the titles on the list in order to vote in the spring. The voting will take place in the school libraries. Ballots will be available at the Dover Public Library for home-schooled children and those attending private schools.
The Map Trap by Andrew Clements
Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower
by Greg Pizzoli
Con artist Robert Miller, a.k.a. "Count Victor Lustig," used his ingenious scams on unsuspecting marks all over the world. Tricky Vic pulled off his most daring con in 1925, when he managed to "sell" the Eiffel Tower to one of Paris’ most successful scrap metal dealers! Six weeks later, he tried to sell the Eiffel Tower all over again.
Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe
by Tricia Springstubb
Cody’s best friend Spencer is moving in right around the corner and Cody can’t wait because she needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front.